The quarterly CDSS News welcomes submissions of ads, articles, letters, poems and photographs about contra, English country and traditional square dance, morris and English sword dance, dance tunes, folksongs, and the dance and music community. Newly-composed dances and tunes also are welcome, as are new looks at historical dances and tunes. Please contact the Editor for guidelines or send submissions to (maximum size for most articles: 1,200 words, 600 words for essays and event reviews). We may edit for length and clarity. Photos should be 300-600 dpi (print resolution) and should be submitted in color.


We no longer include events listings in the CDSS News; instead you can find them in our Events Calendar. We have recently rebuilt our calendar and it includes upcoming balls, workshops, conferences, weeks, weekends, and other special events. Dance series can also be included, and we have made it possible for groups to submit their own events without being logged in. Click the Add Your Event link in the blue box at the bottom of the Events Calendar page. Note: If you are logged in to the CDSS site, the link won't appear on the page.


Personal ads (75 words maximum) are free for CDSS members and $5 for nonmembers.


Display ads must be black and white (grayscale), and should be sent electronically. Press-ready PDF is preferred but we will also accept JPG or TIF with 300-600 dpi resolution. We prefer that CDSS Affiliate members reserve their ad through our online form.

SizeDimensionsNonmember costMember Cost
full page 7 1/8 inches wide x 9 1/4 inches high $440 $220
half page horizontal 7 1/8 inches wide x 4 3/8 inches high $250 $125
half page vertical 3 3/8 inches wide x 9 1/4 inches high $250 $125
quarter page 3 3/8 inches wide x 4 3/8 inches high $175 $87.50

All CDSS members, group or individual, are eligible for member pricing (a 50% discount, see above). Anyone placing the same size ad in 3 consecutive issues may take a 10% discount. Please include a note saying which issue(s) your ad is for.

IssueMonthsSubmission deadlinePublication date
Summer* June-August May 10th online on June 7th
Fall September-November August 1st mailed around September 1st
Winter December-February November 1st mailed around December 1st
Spring March-May February 1st mailed around March 1st

* NOTE: The Summer issue of the News is an online only edition. The deadline for ad submission for this issue only is May 10th. For more information on advertising in the digital only issue, click here


CDSS Affiliate Members
Please reserve your ad through our online form. You may also pay for your ad through the form (Visa/Mastercard).

Send an email and your ad file to the editor at

To pay for your ad, please mail a check the same day as your email, or submit your Visa/Mastercard info by mail, fax, or phone"

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